Oh, just forget it.
Considering what it did to the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the People’s Republic of China; and considering what it’s doing to Vietnam, Cuba, and many nations of Western Europe, this infatuation one sees with communism (aka state socialism) is a bit difficult to understand.
The generation now passing from the scene understood this only too well, and expended countless lives and dollars fighting against it.
Now, the United States of America not only surrenders to it without a shot being fired, but embraces it.
Live long enough, see everything.
Compromise never works and it just pisses off everyone. They should have held the line and let the voters break the logjam one way or the other in 2012. Of course, I’m confidant it’s going to break our way as all true red blooded patriotic Americans are hardworking, capitalism loving individualists and loathe socialism/communism/Marxism. Socialism has failed once again and is about to be dumped on the ash heap of history along with our dear Marxist leader.
Hiding amongst the rich folks he publicly abhors.
Hmmm. How did that turn out?
We went from two ME wars to three, not counting "secret" operations in Pakistan and Somalia.
Note: LIBYA DIDN'T ATTACK US! That makes this a preemptive attack.
Obama's war in Libya is costing us $100,000 and has killed hundreds of civilians. The rebels we support are anti American Islamists who will form a worse government than before.
The rich can afford a recession even a depression with more taxes..
The poor cannot.. socialists are Vampires.. bleeding everyone..
Socialism is parasitism and a Tapeworm to an economy..
Democrats and some republicans are hosts to parasites..
They should be shunned.. and treated with poison to parasites..
The poison is lack of money...
The last thing the federal government needs IS MORE MONEY...
It should be TREATED with no more money.. Starved..
rich pay more taxes = more poor and unemployment
The left could chant, “Workers of the world unite!!” except, of course, there aren’t that many workers left which is kind of the problem in the first place. It is so confusing to be a socialist anymore.
So, what are the lefties going to do, abandon der leader and go with what? Dig up Mao. I don’t think so.
This is nothing more than a sermon on why we need to raise taxes on the high earners which by the time they note it is inconsequential to raise taxes on just those making 200K, it will be lowered. Since most families making 50K or less pay no income taxes, it will be a general tax raise.
The entire income tax last year brought in something like 900 billion last year...that is LESS than the deficit alone. Say they double it, what does that do, bring in about what the deficit was assuming anyone pays it?
The liberal jokers don’t care to realize the only way this budget gets balanced is to cut out all the socialist crap from the budget period.
The scary thing is that the left is down on Dick Obama because they think he isn’t nearly as left as they want. That’s how far gone they are.
From the article:I'm amazed at how many times I see a lie like this repeated.
Consider that the wealthiest 400 Americans have more money than the bottom 150 million combined and the rich are still paying the lowest tax rates since the 1950s.
In 1988, the top marginal rate was 28%. In 1990, after "Read my lips" Bush 1 renegged on that promis, the top marginal rate was 31%. Today, the rate is 35%.
Obviously, 1988 through 1992 were "in the 1950's" according th the Dem/Socialist history books.
Warren Harding figured it out in 1920...
Congress and the Executive Branch have lots to do.
So far theyre not doin it right..
Its been done before..
Harding cut the governments budget nearly in half between 1920 and 1922. The rest of Hardings approach was equally laissez-faire. Tax rates were slashed for all income groups. The national debt was reduced by one-third. The Federal Reserves activity, moreover, was hardly noticeable. As one economic historian puts it, Despite the severity of the contraction, the Fed did not move to use its powers to turn the money supply around and fight the contraction. 2 By the late summer of 1921, signs of recovery were already visible. The following year, unemployment was back down to 6.7 percent and was only 2.4 percent by 1923.
BTW..ole Warren ALSO fixed immigration...
Mr. Harding signed into law the Emergency Quota Act which sought to control immigration following World War I and preserve the distinctive American culture by ensuring the majority of immigrants came from the historically compatible cultures of Northern Europe. This law aimed to bring wages of hard working Americans under control by limiting immigration to 3% of the 1910 census. It was followed on by a similar act in 1924, after Mr. Hardings death.
A Warren Harding prescription...if filled ...would ignite the afterburners on the US job machine and the economy. However DC would have to yield on a tremendous amount of power. Our job as We the People...is to persuade them of the utility ..shall we say..of doing so. In all probability the same minds that made the mess...arent capable of the solution however.
BTW any takers that Bammy couldnt even tell you that Warren Harding was one of his predecessors in office?
Even more telling about what our betters in the RinoCracy think of a Constitutional President..
I am sure Obama would like to accommodate those to the left of him but the majority of this country in the center and right will not let him. What amazes me is that there are actually people on this planet that stand in the little space to the left of Obama and they have managed not to fall of the planet.Too bad.
I see this as a campaign strategy to try and make Obama look more moderate.
You see, if the left thinks he isn’t socialist enough, then that must mean he is too moderate.
What a joke.
1. Dame Thatcher is right - Socialism always fails because it runs out of other people's money.
2. There are no mistakes, aka loop holes, in the tax codes they were placed there by various Congress critters in exchange for continued campaign contributions. This alone justifies abandoning the current tax code and trying the “fair tax” approach.
3. We have spent how many trillions trying to “win the war on poverty”? Guess what, our poor are now among the richest poor in the world and we are still fighting, and losing, “the war on poverty”! After almost 50 years of failure (makes this America's longest “war”) can we surrender and stop the legalized theft of our Social Security funds?
4. Since when is it the federal Government’s job to take money from one person and give it to another because of “wealth inequality”? Level the playing field - YES. But steal from Peter to give it to Paul because Peter has more - NO! The problem will be is who decides - certainly not Peter.
5. If someone thinks they, individually or as a class, aren't paying enough taxes they can always send in more money to the government of their choice. I think there is some kind of Federal Form you can use to do this. But, the money collected via this method isn't enough to attract the attention of the “professional politicians”. So, all you rich people out there go to your tax lawyer and tax accountant and direct your employees to accomplish this simple act and truly give more money to the government.
Sorry Juan Williams this effort fails on a lot of points - I expected better of you because you normally do better.
First honest thing Juan ever said: “Left-wing columnist Maureen Dowd”